Professor Emeritus Guy McPherson received the Jazz for Peace Honorary Ambassador Award during a ceremony held 10 October 2020. McPherson and friends from the states of Connecticut, Florida, New York, and Vermont joined Rick DellaRatta and his band for a night of jazz and the presentation of the award at Caffé Lena in Saratoga Springs, New York. Video and pictures from the evening’s activities will be posted soon in this space.
Jazz for Peace was founded in 2002 by musician Rick DellaRatta. Previous recipients of the organization’s Honorary Ambassadorship include United States Congressional Representative Dennis Kucinich, United States consumer advocate Ralph Nader, America’s first Chinese mayor Jean Qian (Oakland, California), and American historian Howard Zinn.